cPanel User Guide and Tutorial

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Once you read this book, you will:

  • Learn how to find hosts that offer cPanel with their web hosting packages
  • Discover how to access your cPanel account in several different ways, even behind a firewall
  • Familiarize yourself with the standard cPanel layout so you can find what you are looking for quickly
  • Discover what the information you see on the main cPanel interface means and how to use it to keep track of what is happening with your hosting account
  • Create, manage and remove FTP accounts so you (or your web master) can upload, access and remove files from your website
  • Set up, manage and learn how to access e-mail accounts, including e-mail aliases (forwarding), web mail access, e-mail quotas, mail filtering, spam blocking and mailing lists
  • Create, manage and delete databases from within cPanel
  • Learn how to protect and control access to information on your web site using the tools that cPanel provides
  • Monitor site traffic using web stats
  • Discover how to create an effective backup strategy using cPanel’s web site backup and restore features
  • Explore some advanced tools that cPanel offers to help manage your web site
  • Learn basic techniques to keep your web site safe from hackers and learn what to do if the worst happens
  • Examine some common third-party add-ons and themes that your host may choose to offer
  • Discover a wealth of external tools that make the aspiring web master’s job easier



"A great book for getting the most out of your cPanel-supporting web host"

If you have web hosting requirements beyond the most basic, you should look for a host that offers cPanel. cPanel gives you tight control over every aspect of your web site, email accounts, and domain names.

But once you've got a web site with cPanel support, how do you go about using it? While the documentation  included with cPanel may provide a quick reference, to really get the most from it you need a more detailed, systematic tutorial.

Read this book to find out exactly how to get the most from cPanel in all aspects of your web site management: web, email, FTP, security, domains, back ups, and more.

  • Everything you need to manage files, email, and databases using cPanel
  • Organise your web site… create subdomains, custom error messages, and password protected areas
  • Analyse site logs, ensure your site and data remain secure, and learn how to create and restore data back ups
  • Use advanced features, find powerful cPanel add ons, and install web scripts from within cPanel: osCommerce, Mambo, phpBB, and more.
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781904811923
Date Of Publication 24 Mar 2006
Why Manage your Own E‑mail Accounts?
Common E‑mail Terms
Accessing cPanel’s E‑mail Features
Managing POP3 and IMAP E‑mail Accounts
Creating an E‑mail Account
Configuring your E‑mail Client to Use your New Address
Changing Advanced E‑mail Options and Monitoring your E‑mail Account
Web Mail
E‑mail Forwarders (Aliases)
E‑mail Domain Forwarding
Mailing Lists
Dealing with Unsolicited E‑mail (SPAM)
Default (Catch All) E‑mail Address
E‑mail Auto‑Responders
Advanced E‑mail Tools


Aric Pedersen

Aric Pedersen has been using cPanel on a daily basis for over 6 years both as an end user for his own websites and as a systems administrator. He currently works as a systems administrator for several hosting companies and also for, the creators of Fantastico Deluxe (a popular script auto-installer for cPanel). Aric has been providing companies and end users with web hosting and related documentation for several years.